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Pernell Lonnie Dawkins' death ruled a homicide

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A 2011 Southeast D.C. shooting has turned into a homicide investigation.

On July 17, 2011, officers were called to the 300 block of Ridge Road and found 43-year-old Pernell Lonnie Dawkins suffering from a gunshot wound.

Dawkins' injury left him paralyzed, and he was transferred to a Maryland rehabilitation center. He died at the center on March 14, 2012.

The case was ruled a homicide after the Medical Examiner's report determined Dawkins died as a result of the shooting.

Police asks that anyone with information in this case call 202-727-9099. There's a $25,000 reward.

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